Summer Reading Program Underway!

Patrons of all ages are invited to participate in the 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories.

Children in preschool through 12th grade may sign up in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room.  They will receive an official reading record to use to track the reading they complete throughout the summer. Participants will record time spent reading in 15-minute increments, and will earn one point for every minute of reading they finish. Participates can complete reading independently or with others. Please note that time spent reading prior to May 24, 2019 is not eligible.

Children can also earn points by attending library programs (25 pts each), and through completing ten Summer Challenges (10 pts each).  Points can be spent on Care for a Critter votes, “Buy Now!” prizes that can be taken home same day, or on Grand Prize Drawing entries. All drawings will be held on Monday, August 4 and winners notified at that time. The final day to participate in the program is Saturday, August 2nd.

Adults have their own program!  Pick up a bookmark at the first floor Information Desk on which you’ll record and rate 5 books you read or 5 adult programs you attend.  Turn in the first bookmark for a water bottle (while supplies last).  Additional completed bookmarks may be entered into a drawing for 3 Grand Prizes.  Books read prior to May 24, 2019 are not eligible.

Adult Summer Reading bookmarks must be returned to the Information Desk by close of business (6:00 pm) on Friday, August 2 to be included in the grand prize drawings.  Drawings for the 3 grand prizes will be conducted on Saturday August 3. Prize winners will be notified via email or telephone of their prize and how the prize can be claimed.

Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 pm: Interactive Movie!

Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to watch a movie and participate throughout using fun props, which the library will provide.

The movie is a 2015 hit about an alien misfit and his human friend, Tip. Together they journey to find their way home (due to licensing restrictions, the library cannot publish the titles of feature films).

Registration is required. Please register online or call Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm: Living and Working in Space

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live and work in space? Robert LaSalvia, Division Chief, Office of Education, NASA Glenn Research Center, will describe the adventures astronauts experience.

Learn what astronauts do, hear about current and future missions, and be amazed by incredible space discoveries.

No registration is required. This program is for adults, 18+. For more information, please contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm: Stories of the Universe

James Guilford, Director of Stephens Memorial Observatory of Hiram College, will offer a free program as part of the library’s Summer Reading Theme, A Universe of Stories.

From the mythology about the constellations to the history of planetary exploration, Guilford will share some of the stories that the universe


inspires and that are revealed as we explore space.

No registration is required. For more information, please contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm: Outrageous Ohio!

Colin Publicity photoJoin paranormal researcher Colin Schneider for a free program to learn about Ohio’s history of unusual occurrences. Learn how the Buckeye State is a well known refuge for strange creatures, unidentified objects, and other oddities.

Schneider, also known as the Crypto-Kid, is a cryptozoologist, a regional representative for the Centre for Fortean Zoology, and hosts a radio show on the WCJV Digital Broadcasting Network. Adults and teens are welcome.

No registration is required. For more information, the library at 330.673.4414.

Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 pm: A Magical Universe Magic Show

Alans Promo photoMagicians Jason and Stacy Alan will perform a free magic show for families with children ages 3 and up. Their show, A Magical Universe, will keep you on the edge of your seat as all your senses are engaged with their high-energy and interactive performance.

Registration is not required. Stop in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room starting at 1:30 p.m. for a boarding pass. Space is limited.

Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 pm: The Scope on Gyroscopes

GyroscopeChildren entering grades K – 6 can spend an hour learning about gyroscopes – amazing devices that can defy gravity! Learn why gyroscopes work, how they are used in everyday life and outer space, and get a chance to play with a gyroscope yourself!

Register online or call the Youth Services department at 330.673.4414.

Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm: Out of This World Pop Culture

UFOEducator and 1950s – 60s pop culture enthusiast Bill Brauning offers a program that is “Out of This World!”  From the early 1950s, Hollywood has had a fascination with Flying Saucers, sparked in part by the U.S. Air Force’s investigation of UFOs called Project Blue Book.

Enjoy a look back at the many films that feature flying saucers in this free multi-media program. No registration is required. For more information, contact Adult Services at 330.673.4414.

Monday, June 3 at 7:00 pm: Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular

Hillbilly ScienceFamilies with children ages 3 and up can enjoy The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular, an amazing stage show that combines clean, family humor with educational material. With fast-paced antics, visual props, audience participation, and amazing science experiments, kids will get excited about learning!

Registration is not required for this free program. Stop in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room starting 30 minutes prior to the show for a ticket. Space is limited.

Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm: Myster Author Julie Chase

Julie ChaseMeet mystery author Julie Chase!  Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile as they read her books.

She will describe her writing process and inspiration for her books, which will be available for purchase and signing.

No registration is required for this free program. For more information, contact the Information Desk at 33.673.4414.